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Carved pig

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Physical description

A wooden pig with carved ears, a snout, four legs, and a straight tail. The eyes are circular incisions filled with lime. Two decorative incised bands that cross over in the middle of the back extend from the front leg to the alternate rear leg. These feature alternating triangles filled with lime that define a zigzag pattern in relief. The rump is marked 20 in white.

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